Steve Orlando is an American comic book writer, known for his work for DC Comics writing characters such as Batman, Supergirl, and the Justice League, and two series starring Midnighter, which were nominated for a GLAAD Media Award.
In 2015, Orlando launched Midnighter for DC Entertainment as part of the DC You publishing initiative, with art by ACO. Midnighter named by io9 as one of the “20 Best Comics of 2015” and “The Best Portrayal of a Gay Superhero in Mainstream Comics. This series was followed by Midnighter and Apollo, celebrated for “…Just [having] the Realest Romantic Relationship in Superhero Comics. Both series were nominated for GLAAD Media Awards. Following Midnighter, Orlando was part of the Batman and Robin Eternal weekly event series, before launching both Supergirl and Justice League of America as part of the Rebirth publishing initiative.
In 2017 Orlando co-wrote the Batman/Shadow crossover event for DC Entertainment, followed by writing the sequel Shadow/Batman himself for Dynamite Entertainment. He was part of both the Kamandi Challenge, and Kirby 100 publishing events celebrating the 100th birthday of Jack Kirby.
In 2018, he worked with Gerard Way on the Milk Wars series, a crossover between the DC Universe and the DC Young Animal characters. In June 2018, he and Ryan Sook began writing The Unexpected, as part of the New Age of DC Heroes Publishing initiative.